Covid-19: Administrative EMCO in Sabah?

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Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks to the media practitioners after attending the 7th Breast Care Nurse Meeting at the Auditorium of National Cancer Institute, Putrajaya. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 28 SEPTEMBER 2020
Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks to the media practitioners after attending the 7th Breast Care Nurse Meeting at the Auditorium of National Cancer Institute, Putrajaya.PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 28 SEPTEMBER 2020

By Kumara Sabapatty

PUTRAJAYA – The decision on the implementation of the Administrative Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Sabah will be known this evening.

Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the administrative EMCO can now be executed as the Sabah state election is over.

“Let’s wait for the announcement this evening on the further action in Sabah.

“It was not because we didn’t implement that but perhaps, we didn’t announce that. Stricter border control has been implemented to block the intrusion of illegal immigrants. 98 road blocks and public health activities were done but not announced as the EMCO or Administrative EMCO,” he said after officiating the 7th Breast Care Nurse Meeting at the National Cancer Institute today.

Earlier, he was asked about the decision by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for not implementing the Administrative EMCO in Sabah when its Covid-19 cases escalated recently.

Yesterday, 150 new Covid-19 positive cases were recording, including four imported cases.

From the new amount, 124 were cases reported in Sabah. 58 of them were from the Benteng LD Cluster and two other new clusters namely the Buang Sayang Cluster in Sipitang and Sampung Sakong cluster in Semporna.

According to Noor Hisham, if the announcement was made by the MOH prior to the election, it would be seen as if they are topping the voters from carrying out their duty.

“We don’t want the effects or to be blamed for halting daily activities and polling day at the state,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette

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